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Join us in congratulating the 2018 Delaware HR Awardees and Finalists

Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emma Pautler
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We partnered with the Delaware Business Times to showcase some of the State’s top HR professionals. The official awards ceremony took place at the annual Delaware State Human Resources Conferences and Expo. 


The HR Awards program honors executives, partners and companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employees or clients through leadership, innovation and achievement in Delaware. Through these programs, today’s companies are investing in not only the strength of their business’ future but also the futures of employees and their families. 

We celebrated an evening with the awardees on the first evening of the 18th Annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference and Expo. It was an excellent event! 


Here are the 2018 Finalists


Emerging Leader (Watch the Video)

Elizabeth Danforth, SHRM-CP, Richards Layton & Finger (Winner)

Dorrina Lilly, Nurse Next Door

Lindsey Falkowski, United Electric

HR Champion (Watch the Video)

Diane Campanile, SHRM-SCP, Lyons Companies (Winner)

Cindy Davidson, Corexcel

Maribeth Dockety, Delaware Technical Community College


HR Department of the Year (Watch the Video)

Dr. Nicole Romano, Wilmington University (Winner)

Kathy Corbitt, University of Delaware

Heather M. Schalk, SHRM-CP, Wesley College

HR Innovator 
Terri Hartwell Easter, T.H. Easter Consulting LLC (Winner)
Susan H. McGarry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Marlette Funding, LLC
Lisa Wheeler, SoDel Concepts



HR Person of the Year < 1000 (Watch the Video)

Bette J. Francis, SHRM-SCP, YMCA of Delaware (Winner)

Patricia Clendening, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, HR Strategies, LLC

Kim McColgan-Pierson, Brandywine Technology



HR Person of the Year > 1000 

Charlotte B. Barnes, MBA, PHR, City of Wilmington (Winner)

Janie Libby, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Dover Motorsports, Inc.

Lorraine C. Serva, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Watch the blooper real hereRead the bios and stories of each of the finalists on the Delaware Business Times site.

Would you like to nominate someone? The 2019 HR Awards nomination period opens Spring 2019.

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